liseuse

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Derived from lire (to read) +‎ -euse, the word is feminine form of liseur (reader).

La Liseuse (A Young Girl Reading), painting by Jean Honoré Fragonard (1772)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

liseuse f (plural liseuses)

  1. a nightgown, a bedjacket, a garment useful when reading in bed
  2. a small paperknife used to open uncut books, also useful as a bookmark
  3. a dust jacket (removable book cover)
  4. a reading lamp
  5. a nightstand, a bedside table
  6. an e-book reader

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French.

Noun[edit]

liseuse f (invariable)

  1. a nightgown